A tender kiss from Ryan Gosling is only a browser tab away

Well, thank goodness for the Internet.


Brendan O'Connor

Internet Culture

Published Mar 3, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 4:45 pm CDT

It was a slow Monday morning when my editor called me into his office.

“O’Connor,” he growled. “I’ve got an assignment for you.”

“What is it, boss?” I asked.

We took a long drag of our cigarettes.

“I need you to kiss Ryan Gosling,” he said.

“Anything for a story, sir,” I said.

But I was anxious when I walked out of the towering Daily Dot offices. I dragged my feet in the snow. How the hell am I going to pull this off, I wondered. I don’t even know Ryan Gosling. Also, I’m not into dudes.

Well, thank goodness for the Internet. More specifically, thank goodness for KissingRyan.com, a website where you can take a picture of yourself with a superimposed image of Ryan Gosling kissing someone.


He’s come around on cereal, too.


I shared this cool site with my editor.

He nodded. “That’ll do,” he said curtly.

A minute later, this appeared in my inbox: 


And then the Gosling love kept pouring in:

consider yourselves on notice, @_grendan and @_Cooper pic.twitter.com/pWQJ9fDWOv

— aleksander chan (@aleksnotalex) March 3, 2014

@_Cooper @_grendan why does Ryan have such a tiny head pic.twitter.com/5q02zpggzN

— amy brown (@arb) March 3, 2014

@_Cooper @_grendan me playing hard 2 get pic.twitter.com/TDH1wtRiY9

— tyler bradley (@tylerfbradley) March 3, 2014

Crazy, Stupid, Love. pic.twitter.com/YNK9fVwlXw

— Evan Weiss (@eaweiss) March 3, 2014

Journalism. @_grenden @_Cooper Kiss collage with Ryan https://t.co/SBAXfysDPO https://t.co/6irv0EVYJc

— Molly McHugh (@iammollymchugh) March 3, 2014


Reluctantly sharing my coffee with Ryan Gosling. https://t.co/dhYqwydSJG

— Kate Knibbs (@KateKnibbs) March 3, 2014


Photos via KissingRyan.com

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*First Published: Mar 3, 2014, 3:15 pm CST